Raquel is in the process of becoming a certified lactation consultant on top of managing two businesses, all while raising two children under five. It sounds like a lot – because it is – but with a little bit of grace and a whole lot of optimism she keeps it all a float. Her energy is contagious and just what is needed in these unprecedented times.Continue reading "Mom to Mom Chat with Raquel"
Carolyn’s optimistic attitude toward change keeps us moving even when it feels like stopping – any and everything! – would be easier right now. Busy mom of two (under four!), postpartum doula and owner of CLT Wellness, she speaks with us about how important it is to keep looking forward while staying as active as possible, and what life is like now in upstate New York.Continue reading "Mom to Mom Chat with Carolyn"
As Jen says, sometimes as mothers we just need to be SEEN. Our feelings need to be validated and our worries need to be recognized. We speak with Jen about all the feels it’s impossible not to be experiencing as we juggle the many roles of parenting, working, friendships and overall wellness of our mind + body during life in a pandemic.Continue reading "Mom to Mom Chat with Jennifer"
This call is geared toward two things that are as temperamental as they are lovely: sleep + toddlers! Listen in or watch us chat as we go over everything from dropping a nap to wake-up times (and how to begin a consistent routine).Continue reading "SLEEP TRAINING Q+A – TODDLER EDITION"
Ellynne Skove, Founder of Bright Start Babies, GoGo Babies® and Nest Space, has been helping parents truly understand their infants for decades while offering emotional and physical support to mothers, fathers and caregivers in Brooklyn. We are excited to share with you the many, MANY resources Ellynne’s years of pre and peri natal experience hold.Continue reading "Understanding Your Infant w/ Ellynne Skove"
Jennifer Khalaf, Founder of Thrive Hive Wellness, reminds us that the most important thing us moms can do for our children, is take care of ourselves. “I had to break through the mom guilt and take care of myself – mind and body.”Continue reading "Holistic Health & Nutrition When We Need It Most"
Starting solids? Changing nap schedule? Wondering what milestone your baby will be reaching next or why their poop is green? Maddy, Margot and Pegah answer everything.Continue reading "EAT, SLEEP, POOP!"
This class is designed for first-time parents or for those who want to update their knowledge with a fresh approach as they await their second–or fifth–births. What we’ll cover in this 3.5 hour hybrid class is true to the title.Continue reading "LIVESTREAM: Childbirth Ed 2020, Essentials for Modern Birth"
Margot Marquit and Maddy Travers of Littlest Learners are helping little ones to sleep through the night and thrive during the first years.Continue reading "How To Sleep Train: A chat with Littlest Learners"
New and expecting moms look no further when searching for a workout that is fun, challenging and keeps you feeling fit no matter what stage of the journey you are in.
Kristine Storie, Owner & Instructor of Xtend Barre, makes it happen in Brooklyn Heights, telling us about the wide assortment of perinatal classes offered and why staying fit pre and post birth is so important.Continue reading "Bring Your Baby to the Barre"
Carolyn Tallents of CLT Wellness talks with us about leaving corporate America to pursue a compassionate career guiding moms and moms-to-be in nutrition, fitness, lactation support and infant care.Continue reading "Wellness for the Mom, Body & Soul"
Paula Brancato of Barnum Financial Group knows that expectant and first-time parents face a dizzying array of competing financial priorities. The Financial Guide for New parents (free below) offers simple steps you can take to help your family achieve a successful financial future, plus ways to educate your children, so that they will be ahead of the game.Continue reading "Financial Planning for New Parents"
Tina Goldstein, prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher, postpartum doula and certified breastfeeding counselor, poses to new moms an important 4th trimester question; who will be taking care of you? Tina is here to support moms during perhaps the most transformative transition in their life.Continue reading "Postpartum: Who Will Be Taking Care of You?"
Vered Benhorin, Creator of Baby in Tune, discusses the importance of music, community and being emotionally available throughout parenthood. “Music for parents. And babies love it too!”Continue reading "Brooklyn Babies & Mamas ‘in Tune’ Like Never Before"
vFit provides women-only pelvic exercise classes to help strengthen everything – yes, everything – between your knees and your navel promising to get your vagina back in shape! Join us for a special postnatal vFit class. Details below!Continue reading "Personal Training for Personal Muscles: A Women-Only Pelvic Exercise Like You’ve Never Seen Before"
Lara is a wealth of wisdom when it comes to women’s wellness, studying each woman individually in early postpartum retraining. Her practice combines the relationship and trust between stages, taking her own experiences of perinatal treatment in France and bringing them to Brooklyn.Continue reading "From France to Brooklyn: Perinatal Care With Lara Kohn Thompson"
Liz Tortolani, owner of cityWell, a boutique bathhouse in Brooklyn, shares with us how her vision came to life and all the wellness (not-to-mention relaxing) pre and post natal benefits a visit to this urban oasis brings!Continue reading "A Mom’s Oasis in Brooklyn’s Backyard"
When should I create a baby registery and where? We say, it’s never too soon to start documenting the things baby may need on user-friendly site’s such as, Babylist.Continue reading "Too Soon To Register?"
The moment you become pregnant, your body is changes in ways you didn’t know possible. This is what pregnancy really feels like in the first trimester and beyond.Continue reading "When Pregnancy Is Not How You Dreamed It Would Be"
A pregnancy journal is the ultimate gift to share with your adult child when she is ready to start her own family. Only you can document how pregnancy felt, what birth was like and the characteristics of your new little baby.Continue reading "Why Creating A Pregnancy Journal Is The Ultimate Gift"
So what happens at the long awaited anatomy scan? Expect a 45 minute exam where a sonographer will check baby’s anatomy from head-to-toe. Come with a full bladder and be prepared to find out baby’s sex, if you want to know!Continue reading "The Long Awaited Anatomy Scan: What To Expect"
The first trimester, although exciting, can be HARD. DO listen to your body, DON’T compare yourself to others. Here are some tips to surviving early pregnancy as your body and mind makes one of life’s biggest adjustments.Continue reading "The Do’s + Don’ts Of The First Trimester: Adjusting To Pregnancy Day By Day"
Testing for measles before trying to conceive is important to confirm immunity. Prevention is easy with the MMR vaccine and can be given by your family doctor, Ob-Gyn, and at most walk-in clinics.Continue reading "The Measles Scare and Why You Should Be Tested Early"
How Brooklyn-based doula, Janel Martir, changed course from doctor to birth professional, who nurtures and empowers women in pregnancy, childbirth and early into the postpartum period – in her own words.Continue reading "From Doctor to Doula: A Personal and Informed Perspective on Professional Birth Attendants"
Michelle Goitia (owner, JC Bump & Baby) describes how it feels to mourn your old self after child birth, offering tips of how to adjust to the “new” you.Continue reading "It’s Ok To Mourn Your Old Self!"
What is happening inside of an expecting mother is nothing short of a miracle. There is no denying that, but in the same breath, it is also important to recognize that not all women feel beautiful as their body grows into this new child-making role…and that’s OKAY.Continue reading "Pregnancy + Body Image: It’s Okay Not To Always Feel Okay"
When will I feel her? Although there is no exact time that baby’s movements are expected to be large enough to be felt, the most common first jabs happen between 18-22 weeks pregnant.Continue reading "When + What To Expect From Baby’s First Movements"
Suddenly unable to eat your go-to food while pregnant? Food aversions and allergies are more common than you think and may last well past first trimester morning sickness.Continue reading "Why Can’t I Eat That? Food Aversions During Pregnancy"